Amyntor

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In Greek mythology, Amyntor (Ancient Greek: Ἀμύντωρ, translit. Amýntor, lit. 'defender') may refer to the following figures:

  • Amyntor, son of Ormenus and king of Ormenium. With Cleobule, he was the father of Phoenix and Astydamia, who bore Heracles a son named Ctesippus.[1] Amyntor's son Phoenix, on his mothers' urgings, slept with his father's mistress, Clytia or Phthia. Amyntor, discovering this, called upon the Erinyes to curse him so that he would have no sons.[2] In a later version of the story, Phoenix was falsely accused by Amyntor's mistress and was blinded by his father. Later Chiron restored his sight.[3]
  • Amyntor was one of the sons of Aegyptus. He was killed by his wife, Damone, one of the Danaids.[4]
  • Amyntor, son of Phrastor, was the father of Teutamides and grandfather of Nanas. In the latter's reign, the Pelasgians were driven out of Greece and colonized a land which was later called Tyrrhenia.[5]

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